Re: JFW workaround for pmn?

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 01:19:12 -0700

Hash: RIPEMD160

Anyone have much or any experience with Grease Monkey? I'm talking about
a Firefox extension that is supposed to be able to filter HTML and
change it to your "liking." I'm thinking one could use it to filter
Podsafe Music Network pages to "fix" the broken links as does
Freedombox.  I don't wanna subscribe to Freedom Box just to get around
this but if we could bandage it up with Grease Monkey, I'm all ears.
I've only heard about it some recently and think in theory it could be
possible.  I need to go out there and start poking at it but for now, I
thought I'd ask if anyone else has tried stabbing at it for any other

Firefox rocks and the recent CSUN meetings said as much.

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 11:33:23AM -0700, Darrell Shandrow wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> Don't get me started on this...  :-)
> Actually, I have not spent a great deal of time with PMN as it remains 
> extremely difficult, almost impossible really, to use with JAWS or 
> Window-Eyes.  Steve Holmes ( got it to work with 
> Window-Eyes after a fashion.  He talks about it on episode #5 of his podcast. 
> The most significant problem is that the ability to add songs to the playlist 
> is an improperly coded HTML link anchor.  FreedomBox is the only assistive 
> technology solution I know supports it directly.  They implemented a work 
> around for this link late last year.  So, if you happen to be a FreedomBox 
> subscriber, then you can, in fact, add tracks to your playlist on PMN and 
> thus download, report and play them as intended.
> The Podshow folks could resolve this issue with five minutes or less of 
> programming time.  Though other access issues remain, it would at least allow 
> us the use of the most essential functionality of PMN.  Requests have been 
> made in the past to fix this but, alas, Podshow hasn't yet seen fit to 
> address any accessibility problems with PMN and, imho, the future of 
> accessibility for Podshow products and services doesn't look very good from 
> my perspective, save positive developments with CastBlaster. 
> Darrell Shandrow - Shandrow Communications!
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>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Kevin Reves 
>   To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>   Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 10:55 AM
>   Subject: JFW workaround for pmn?
>   Hey everyone. Awhile back, someone had discovered a way to add songs  to a 
> playlist on pmn using jaws. After talking to Matt Campbell, he said that when 
> you hit enter, you aren't really clicking the link. I remember someone 
> talking about this a while back, but can't find it in the archives. Would 
> someone  kindly repost those instructions or point me to the archived post 
> that contains that info? Thanks so much.
>   Kevin Reeves
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